Plastic Not Fantastic - Castle Park Primary, Monmouthshire

To highlight the effects of plastic pollution across the world and to encourage plastic reduction, Reuse and Recycling.

What did you do and how did you involve the whole school?

We researched the use of plastic in the local community, writing and challenging local businesses to reduce packaging on products. We were proactive in the community; litter picking and promoting our message. The topic culminated in the Trashion Show, where children reused plastic to create an item of clothing and model down the catwalk sharing our Eco topic’s learning journey and Eco videos.

How and why did you decide on this target?

The Environmental survey highlighted the amount of litter in the local community – especially plastic. The Eco committee wanted to target the use of plastic being used in school. Year 5 and 6 decided to develop this target further in our Autumn topic: Plastic not Fantastic.

How has the project impacted on your school and your community?

The school now has plastic waste bins. Children are more aware of the damage that plastic has caused in the world. Through student voice, children want to continue to implement Eco actions plans to ensure we go further.

How did you celebrate success and what are your next steps?

Our community loved our Trashion Show event. We celebrated with our parents, the Secondary school and on social Media.

Parents feedback to the event was extremely positive. They were proud of their children and they took and important message home.

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